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Poll: Are you happy with your Tacoma?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BenWA, Jan 26, 2011.

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Are you happy with your Taco?

  1. Are you kiddin me? I frickin love my Taco!

    3,012 vote(s)
    66.9%
  2. I like most things about it but there are some things I hate.

    1,279 vote(s)
    28.4%
  3. Neither here nor there, it's just a truck that I drive.

    77 vote(s)
    1.7%
  4. I dislike a lot of things about it, but there are a few things about it that I really like.

    80 vote(s)
    1.8%
  5. Absolute piece of isht, I would never buy another one in a million years.

    55 vote(s)
    1.2%
  1. Jan 27, 2011 at 5:37 AM
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    PB65stang

    PB65stang Well-Known Member

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    Overall I'm very happy with the truck. I still believe it's hands down the best mid-size pickup, and if I were shopping this segment again, I'd pick it again.

    That being said, I do feel like there were some corners cut by Toyota, and I wish that it had some "luxury" items like leather, heated seats and mirrors, etc. from the factory. Yes, I'm one of those guys. If i had to do it all over again honestly, I would have probably bought an F-150. The gas mileage isn't much (if any) different and I'd get more space (I'm a big guy) and more capability. I don't think that's the Tacoma's fault, I just think the midsize truck market is becoming less and less relevant.
     
  2. Jan 27, 2011 at 6:10 AM
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    Janster

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    Advantage Torza top (tri-fold), Husky floor mats, RuffTuff seat covers, C2C hood struts, Homelink mirror, USA Spec PA15-Toy (120gig Classic & 8gig nano), Garmin Nuvi 660, Protecta Bed mat, Pop-n-lock, TSB Springs, Scangauge II, Heated drivers seat, Fumoto drain valve, Aries pushbar, PIAA 540 fog lights, Hood scoop grahics, Flowmaster 50 series dual catback exhaust, RainX Latitude windshield wipers, Husky rear floor liner (ontop of folded down seats). Console Vault.
    What would you expect from a Tacoma forum?

    I love my truck!! Granted - I wish Toyota would've put more internal comforts & gadgets in it, but...it's all good. This truck is pushing 4 years old. I hope it continues to run strong for atleast 10 years. Then....I'll have to buy another one because I want a new one!
     
  3. Jan 27, 2011 at 7:00 AM
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    04LTtacoma

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    I love my tacoma.:) It has never failed on me!
     
  4. Jan 27, 2011 at 7:05 AM
    #44
    Coloradomx24

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    The only thing I wish was better on my Tacoma was the quality of the paint job. It would be nice if they offered heated/leather automatic seats in their full trim edition. But I love my tacoma other then that!
     
  5. Jan 27, 2011 at 7:57 AM
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    Rich Beauregard

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    Love my Tacoma! That does not mean I love Toyota! When my strut collapsed at 26.000 miles while I drove on flat street (And before I off roaded / lifted it) 2 service guys said it was covered by warrenty, then they came back out with a manager and changed their story. They said "you must have hit something so we will not cover it" Total BS! Contacted Toyota Corp. They said District manager would look at it within 3 days and decide. 5 days later I called them back, they said he looked at it and agreed with the dealership manager. (Only problem was that my Tacoma was at my house and no one came out to look at it. Again BS!!!! I told Toyota Corp this and they said I could file for Arbitration. Okay I did and never got any reply! Called them again, (NOTE: each time I called it was someone new and I had to expain everything over again.) They did not receive it. I need to file again! Total runaround! I bought a new set of Bilstein Struts and put them on myself. But then I did not trust them, and my rear leaf spring broke while truning around on the street, so I UP GRADED to OME Dakar suspension!
    Collapsed Strut!
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    Broken Leaf (Passenger side)
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    Blilstein vs OME
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    Toyota Leafs vs OME / Dakar
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  6. Jan 27, 2011 at 8:02 AM
    #46
    Rich Beauregard

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    Other things I would like to have: Bed light, Rubber floor, STRONGER tail gate! (Thats another story!)
     
  7. Jan 27, 2011 at 8:13 AM
    #47
    novataco

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    Yeah, bed light. I know a lot of people have modded theirs. I am thinking a simple plug with a bulb or light that I could keep in the storage compartment in the bed, and plug into the bed outlet would be helpful....just have to find one.
     
  8. Jan 27, 2011 at 8:17 AM
    #48
    woody6047

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    100%stock, except for the exhaust leak and custom windshield crack mod
    I bought a Rigid industries D2 light that im going to mount in the bed for lighting, but i agree, they shoulda had a light from the factory. Also, hood struts, and a light under the hood
     
  9. Jan 27, 2011 at 8:57 AM
    #49
    Rich Beauregard

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    Trade it in for the 6 cylinder if you don't like the 4. Yeah, I know, now that you have it and made it yours, it's hard to let go. That and depreciation. Lol
     
  10. Jan 27, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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    4X42HEL

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    Over-all, pretty happy. Been owner 6 months now. Um, if I had to venture, I'd say Toyota (at least past few years) hasn't been focusing too much on developing or advancing the Tacoma as much as they are on their other rides.

    My guess is they probably think Taco owners are a captive audience. There really isn't another competitor (maybe Nissan?) in the mid-size market, so we are good to return for another of the same model in a few years?

    However, if you look at the Corolla or the the van thingie, or the 4Runner (which the 2011 looks like the offspring of an FJ Cruiser and 4Runner) those are advancing more and have more options and little things and conveniences (locking gas caps, different radios, slightly *nicer* interiors..etc).

    Personally, I wished the 2010 that I bought was *nicer* interior whatever that even means. I just know when I get into my friends' 4Runner, FJ and Camrys they all seem to have a "Zing" that I lack in the taco. Oh, not to mention a fairly trimmed Silverado.

    overall, I'm happy and proly would do the same purchase again (less, GM makes a midsize like the Colorado which is comparable in price, performance and resale like the Taco, which isn't he case as of today).

    -
     
  11. Jan 27, 2011 at 9:07 AM
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    Rich2putt

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    I wouldn't buy anything else............
     
  12. Jan 27, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    BenWA

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    I agree with many of the comments here in terms of a wish list -- wish heated leather seats, factory sunroof, power rear window, and in dash nav had all been options when I purchased.

    And x2 on the diesel.

    And I wish they had a solid front axle rather than IFS.

    As for the rest, bed lights, under-hood lights, etc -- those are all easy retrofit mods.

    And I personally really like the interior design and comfort (except not having leather seats). What do you expect in a truck, a walnut dash and hand-stitched leather door panels? :p
     
  13. Jan 27, 2011 at 9:23 AM
    #53
    Redgrom

    Redgrom http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-builds/29

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    ATO front skid (need more but icon's might fail if I hang anything else from my truck) All-Pro front bumper thanks to a good deal here and a pesky encounter with a rock or 20, total chaos uppers.
    If I had it all to do over again I think I would have bought a f150, I really like the taco but I expected more from it. First and probably last toyota I will own. I have 60k on the truck and its spent a lot of time in the shop.
    1. exhaust manifolds cracked (x2)
    2. front diff Bearing
    3. Rear suspension needed tsb, toyota refused.
    4. Drive shaft vibrations, replaced carrier bearing, than had to have entire shaft rebuilt to correct issue
    5. Paint not the greatest
    6. Oil leak (not huge issue but a pain in the ass)
    7. Gas millage not what I was expecting.

    I know this is not a terrible list but of all the vehicles I have owned the toyota has spent the most time in the shop.

    Now the good, it kills anything in its class, and has a great resale value. Plus as far as mid sized trucks go its the best looking hands down.

    Just a fyi I voted for choice 2 because when all is well I really like the truck!
     
  14. Jan 27, 2011 at 9:27 AM
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    BenWA

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    Was this after a lift? Or stock?
     
  15. Jan 27, 2011 at 9:36 AM
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    Redgrom

    Redgrom http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-builds/29

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    Had a vibration before the lift, the lift just made it that much worse, don't get me wrong I really like my truck but not toyotas service. They explained everything as "normal". Started to notice the front diff growl before the lift and toyota did a complementary service and said it was ok, after the warranty expired I installed a 2.5 lift and the noise became more prominent. So to be fair it was repaired after the lift but I am pretty sure something was up before. Maybe it's just the dealers in my area but I was not overly impressed.
     
  16. Jan 27, 2011 at 9:37 AM
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    Nick54

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    I have owned a 1985 Chevy 3/4 ton 2WD V8, a 1992 3/4 ton 2WD V8 Chevy Silverado extended cab, a 2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4WD V6 extended cab. I know we are talking two different vehicle classes here but hands down my 2010 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD V6 DC is the overall best of the bunch. The 92 Silverado was sweet in its day but by the time I got rid of it she was costing me an arm and leg in gas. The Ranger was a complete POS! Are there something’s I think Toyota could have done better, especially considering what I paid for the Taco, YES. Like most others a bed light, better quality, not more elaborate, radio, stronger tail gate, quieter interior - which I'm looking into to fix myself, better stock tires - Bridgestone Duelers they suck - already replaced. Oh ya just one more extravagance which I acquired from my Kia Amanti - climate control - ya I know I'm spoiled and realize it, nor any of the other ills are deal breakers. I know it may be hard to believe after this rambling but I truly LOVE MY TACO and without question unless someone else makes some significant strides in the mid market, will buy another.
     
  17. Jan 27, 2011 at 10:19 AM
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    wmdpowell

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    I have the plainest one they make in a 4x4, roll up windows, manual tran, no cruise control, no intermitant windows etc.
    I knew what i was getting going in and Love my truck!
     
  18. Jan 27, 2011 at 10:21 AM
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    texican76

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  19. Jan 27, 2011 at 10:28 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    Hell yeah I love my truck!!! If you dont like yours....you did something wrong.:cool:
     
  20. Jan 27, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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    Tacoma831

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    I love my truck! All of the Toyota's I have owned have been great. I am not too happy that the cab rattles constantly; even while driving on smooth paved roads. The door jams make tons of noise and there are other rattles as well. Thats my only complaint though.
     
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